Monday, September 28, 2009
Finally Mercedes-Benz Vision S500 Plug-in Hybrid is Launched
Mercedes-Benz presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show the new Vision S500 Plug-In Hybrid Concept. This new Mercedes-Benz Vision Plug-In Hybrid Concept will carry a V6 petrol engine but also a new lithium-ion battery capable to store more than 10 kWh.
With this system installed, the new sedan will be capable to be driven in full electric mode for up to 30km (18.6 miles). After the energy is consumed, the hybrid module that delivers a total output of 60 hp (44 kW), the petrol engine is activate unleashing its true power. Still, the car will be capable to hot 100 km/h in just 5.5 seconds.
Regarding the fuel consumption, the car will show an incredible 3.2 l/100 km (73.5 mpg) while emitting 74 grams of CO2/100km.
“The Vision S 500 HYBRID is a new milestone on our path toward zero-emission mobility. It is a luxurious and safe S-Class vehicle that offers superior driving performance while at the same time consuming less fuel than current compacts. All of this shows that our top models will also be able to combine automotive fascination with responsibility for the environment.” said Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars.